1 Samuel 30:3
New International Version
When David and his men reached Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.

New Living Translation
When David and his men saw the ruins and realized what had happened to their families,

English Standard Version
And when David and his men came to the city, they found it burned with fire, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.

Berean Study Bible
When David and his men came to the city, they found it burned down and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.

New American Standard Bible
When David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive.

New King James Version
So David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive.

King James Bible
So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

Christian Standard Bible
When David and his men arrived at the town, they found it burned. Their wives, sons, and daughters had been kidnapped.

Contemporary English Version
When David and his men came to Ziklag, they saw the burned-out ruins and learned that their families had been taken captive.

Good News Translation
When David and his men arrived, they found that the town had been burned down and that their wives, sons, and daughters had been carried away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When David and his men arrived at the town, they found it burned down. Their wives, sons, and daughters had been kidnapped.

International Standard Version
David and his men came to the town, and it had been burned down. Their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive.

NET Bible
When David and his men came to the city, they found it burned. Their wives, sons, and daughters had been taken captive.

New Heart English Bible
When David and his men came to the city, look, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captive.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
By the time David and his men came to the town, it had been burned down, and their wives, sons, and daughters had been taken captive.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

New American Standard 1977
And when David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters were taken captives.

King James 2000 Bible
So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

American King James Version
So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

American Standard Version
And when David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captive.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David and his men came into the city, and, behold, it was burnt with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters were carried captive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So when David and his men came to the city, and found it burnt with fire, and that their wives and their sons, and their daughters were taken captives,

Darby Bible Translation
And David and his men came to the city, and behold, it was burnt with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters were taken captives.

English Revised Version
And when David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

Webster's Bible Translation
So David and his men came to the city, and behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

World English Bible
When David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captive.

Young's Literal Translation
And David cometh in -- and his men -- unto the city, and lo, burnt with fire, and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters have been taken captive!
Study Bible
The Amalekites Raid Ziklag
2They had taken captive the women and all who were there, both young and old. They had not killed anyone, but had carried them off as they went on their way. 3When David and his men came to the city, they found it burned down and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. 4So David and the troops with him lifted up their voices and wept until they had no strength left to weep.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 27:3
David and his men settled in Gath with Achish, and each man had his family with him. David had his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail of Carmel, the widow of Nabal.

1 Samuel 30:2
They had taken captive the women and all who were there, both young and old. They had not killed anyone, but had carried them off as they went on their way.

1 Samuel 30:4
So David and the troops with him lifted up their voices and wept until they had no strength left to weep.

Treasury of Scripture

So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

burned

Psalm 34:19
Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

Hebrews 12:6
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

1 Peter 1:6,7
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: …







Lexicon
When David
דָוִ֤ד (ḏā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

and his men
וַֽאֲנָשָׁיו֙ (wa·’ă·nā·šāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

came
וַיָּבֹ֨א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to the city,
הָעִ֔יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

they found
וְהִנֵּ֥ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

it burned down
שְׂרוּפָ֖ה (śə·rū·p̄āh)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8313: To be, on fire

and their wives
וּנְשֵׁיהֶ֛ם (ū·nə·šê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

and sons
וּבְנֵיהֶ֥ם (ū·ḇə·nê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and daughters
וּבְנֹתֵיהֶ֖ם (ū·ḇə·nō·ṯê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

taken captive.
נִשְׁבּֽוּ׃ (niš·bū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7617: To transport into captivity
(3) And behold, it was burned with fire.--A terrible reception for David and his free lances, on their return from their ill-omened expedition with the great Philistine army, to find only the charred and smoking ruins of their homes; not one of all their dear ones, whom they had left behind--as they thought in security--left to tell the story of the disaster. It was the Egyptian slave who had fallen sick, and, in consequence, had been deserted, and whom they came upon in the course of the pursuit, who gave them the details, and told them the story of the invasion, and described the route taken by the marauding force on their return to their country.

30:1-6 When we go abroad in the way of our duty, we may comfortably hope that God will take care of our families in our absence, but not otherwise. If, when we come off a journey, we find our abode in peace, and not laid waste, as David here found his, let the Lord be praised for it. David's men murmured against him. Great faith must expect such severe trials. But, observe, that David was brought thus low, only just before he was raised to the throne. When things are at the worst with the church and people of God, then they begin to mend. David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. His men fretted at their loss, the soul of the people was bitter; their own discontent and impatience added to the affliction and misery. But David bore it better, though he had more reason than any of them to lament it. They gave liberty to their passions, but he set his graces to work; and while they dispirited each other, he, by encouraging himself in God, kept his spirit calm. Those who have taken the Lord for their God, may take encouragement from him in the worst times.
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